Category Archives: Building

How Mechanics and Surveyors Contribute to Construction Projects

Heavy equipment mechanics, as well as surveyors are highly valued on construction jobs. Not only do they contribute to the repair and maintenance of construction equipment but they provide knowledge of many different machines, which provides useful feedback when deciding which one is best suited to each task. Mechanics and Surveyors Skilled mechanics are essential when using complex machinery. If these tools break down or are in need of some kind of adaptation, without the ability to install or repair them the work is guaranteed to come to a complete standstill. Surveyors make use of there expert knowledge in linear and angular measurements to work out the optimal geography of a project. This includes understanding what the terrain boundaries are required for the construction work, so the project area can... Read More »

Fireplace and Stove Terminology Explained

Sh Pan – A metal try that is designed to catch ash as it is burnt in the fireplace or stove. Often found in fireplaces that use solid fuel. Bars – These sit at the front of a fireplace or stove to keep the coal or wood falling out of the front. Chimney Liner – A Stainless steel pipe inserted into the length of chimney to carry smoke away in an efficient manner. Builders Opening – The opening dimensions in the chimney breast to allow the fitting of the fireplace into the chimney. Clearance – A Clearance is the measurement which is needed to install items.   Air Vent – A small grill placed in the wall of a room. This is allows air to travel and replace the air in use by the fireplace or stove.... Read More »